The Chicago White Sox have an All Star Game starter
Although the first half of the season has been a disaster for the Chicago White Sox, they have a lot of very good players. The individual talent that the team has is not questioned and nobody is better than Tim Anderson. At this point, he is close to being the face of baseball.
He is certainly the face of the Chicago White Sox. Now, he is the starting shortstop for the American League in the 2022 MLB All-Star Game at Dodger Stadium. He received 55 percent of the fan vote for his position in order to make it to the mid-summer classic.
Anderson is the first White Sox All-Star Game starter since Jose Abreu did it in both 2018 and 2019. He is the first White Sox shortstop to be a starter since 1970. This is an incredible accomplishment by Tim Anderso and he is well-deserving of it.
We all know how good Anderson is as he literally does it all for the White Sox. He sets the tone in almost every single game as the team’s leadoff man. Few people are as effective in that role as he is. When he starts off hot, the rest of the team followed.
The Chicago White Sox are very lucky to have Tim Anderson on their team.
He is also getting better and better with his glove. He really turned around the bad play defensively in 2021 but got off to a bad start in 2022. After the first month or so, however, he really figured it out.
For being a tremendous leader, he is playing the right position on the infield. His leadership is unparalleled. You can see just by watching the games that the team goes where he goes. He is very deserving of this honor.
He will be on an infield to start the game with Rafael Devers at third, Jose Altuve at second, and Vladimir Guerrero Jr at first. Behind them in the outfield will be Giancarlo Stanton, Mike Trout, and Aaron Judge. Alejandro Kirk will catch and Shohei Ohtani is the designated hitter.
We will see later who the starting pitcher is. There is a chance that they name Shohei Ohtani to also take that honor. He led off and pitched last year. With Anderson in the mix now, you’d think that Ohtani could get the chance to be in a power spot in the lineup.
Seeing Anderson amongst all of these elite names is special. The fact that it is his second in a row makes it even cooler. We can only hope that more White Sox players are named to the team and that they all shine.